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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Gambol Quail

This is a stamp I just purchased at a nearby LSS - which is unfortunately closing.  The maker is Copper Leaf Creations.  The CS is AMuse, and I used SU Always Artichoke ink. I am not sure of the origin of the sentiment - probably an older SU.  I distressed the edges quite a bit to compensate for the simple layout.  This will be a good addition for masculine cards.
Here is the background story:  Last year we had 8-10 quail that visited our back yard on a regular basis.  In late spring we discovered a nest full of eggs (15-20).  My research showed that the mom would lay about an egg a day until she thought there were enough - can't imagine how  she could sit on 20 eggs!  Then she would begin to sit on the nest - while the male paced up and down on our fence, guarding the female.  We left for the season - never saw any chicks.  We are afraid that some predator did get at the nest.  This year we have had just a few visits.
Note:  I am not sure what happened - IRL the image is much darker - not faded as it looks here.  Sorry...
Sketch:  http://fetch-a-sketch.blogspot.com/
Wild life: http://createdwithlovechallenges.blogspot.com/
Monochromatic:  http://fetch-a-sketch.blogspot.com/
Animal catwalk:  http://eurekastamps.blogspot.com/2013/04/challenge-36-animal-catwalk.html

7 comments:

  1. Wow your card is so sweet, Love that image. Great guy card. Thanks for sharing with us at Created With Love Challenges.
    Linda K. DT

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  2. Very beautiful card! thanks for playing with "CWLC" this week. Good luck!

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  3. Cute card. Love the colors. Thanks for taking part in our Wild Animals Challege at Created with Love Challenges.

    ~~Chris

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  4. Lovely card! Thanks for entering it in the Eureka! Stamps challenge this week.

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  5. Awesome job! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us this week, and please come back again tomorrow for another fun challenge.
    Karen
    Eureka Stamps

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  6. The DP is a perfect fit for that image! Lovely card...I think quails are so neat - I used to see them race across the road at our cottage. :) Thanks for playing with my Amuing Challenge last week...I so appreciate it!

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  7. Lovely card! We've not got quails but we do have 2 pairs of blackbirds nesting in our garden! Really nice to see them building a nest and pulling up worms!

    Thank you for joining in at Fetch A Sketch – hope you can join us again for the next challenge! Fetch A Sketch Challenges

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